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    From the Announcement:

    MaterialsViews.com, the news service covering the latest developments in materials science, chemistry, and physics, has been updated with new features that help materials scientists keep up with the latest research.

    MaterialsViews.com’s professional scientific editors scan the materials science, chemistry, and physics literature, looking for the most interesting, exciting, and relevant breakthroughs in all of materials science as soon as they are published. They then distill the best papers into concise summaries that can be quickly scanned so busy scientists can identify the papers they want to spend more time reading.

    Finding articles is faster on the new MaterialsViews.com, with improved navigation and layout. New individual channels for hot subject areas–including nanotechnology, polymers, energy, electronics, photonics, surfaces, and more–let scientists focus on the stories most relevant to their research.


    It’s also easier to find upcoming events and conferences, and the new MaterialsViews.com jobs page can help locate the perfect career opportunity anywhere in the world.

    MaterialsViews.com is a free resource.

    Source: Wiley (via KnowledgeSpeak.com)

    Journal Citation Reports – 2008 data

    Dear all,

    The new Journal Citation Reports 2008 information can now be accessed as desired.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please be advised that the Journal Citation Reports 2008 data is expected to be loaded over the weekend, during 20-22 June 2009. Further information can be found on the Thomson Reuters website at: http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/analytical/jcr/. No disruption to the service is expected.

    If you have any questions, require additional information or support, please contact the Mimas ISI Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk

    Thank you.

    Kind regards Norma

    ~~~~~ Mimas ISI web of Knowledge Support.

    Darwin Season

    Good morning,

    The Darwin Season on the BBC continues this week – see the BBC website for more information.


    Jon Fletcher

    Clifton Library Rewiring Project Completed

    The rewiring project has been completed.  Both floors will be open from 8.30 am and books and resources will be accessible.

    LLR and Academic Liaison Activity Survey

    LLR would like to know what you think of the Library’s academic liaison activities.

    We would be grateful, therefore, if you could complete this short survey as your responses will help us review our existing practices and develop new services. 

    The survey can be found here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=e064uFOF3GyKYOU1vDDMHg_3d_3d

    It would be helpful if you could complete it no later than Friday 9 May 2008.

    If you require any further information or would prefer the survey in another format, please contact Heather Parsonage (heather.parsonage@ntu.ac.uk) or Terry Hanstock (terrry.hanstock@ntu.ac.uk).

    CAB eBooks Trial

    Those of you with a subject interest in:

    • Agriculture
    • Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Human, Food and Nutrition Sciences
    • Leisure and Tourism
    • Plant Sciences

    will want to take part in our trial of CAB eBooks.  To use the service for a limited period, ending on 31st March 2008, please go to http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks.  Email Heather or Ian to obtain the username and password. 

    Please let Heather or Ian know if this package would be useful to you or your students, and any comments on format, accessibility etc.

    Database Trial: Scopus

    We have access to Scopus for the next month with a possible extension to Easter.  Access is direct on campus at http://www.scopus.com

    The next RAE is likely to involve bibliometric assessment in selected areas, especially Science, and Scopus could be one of the tools used to assess research outputs, alongside Web of Knowledge.  Like WoK, it allows for citation analysis and we will be comparing the Scopus citation data against WoK as part of the trial. 

    Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources.  Updated daily, Scopus offers:

    • 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers
    • Over 1,000 open-access journals
    • Results from 386,000,000 scientific webpages
    • Conference proceedings, trade publications, and patents

    Please take a look and send any feedback to  Heather or Ian.